Low Pressure Fitness(LPF) is an excellent technique to recondition your deep core muscles. It is a safe and effective rehabilitative and fitness program.
LPF is unique in that it follows biomechanical and physiological training principles to retrain the deep core and general postural muscles. Our CoreBalance for Beginners programme starts with a thorough assessment that evaluates range of motion, strength, endurance, posture and dysfunction of the deep core. We retest all of these components at the end of the 6 week course so you can see the changes.
The objective changes are impressive but what we hear over and over is how great people feel! How their bodies change, and how easy it is to move and feel better.
LPF is a sequence of rhythmic breathing patterns (called Hypopressives breathing and therefore is sometimes also referred to as Hypopressives) and postures set to a specific cadence that together create an automatic response of your deep core muscles and so target your core without putting any unwanted pressure on your pelvic floor.
We offer small group instruction programs that is spread out over 6 weeks and we follow you closely and give you individual attention even though in a small group. For best results we would encourage you to incorporate a maintenance program of 2 x 20 min sessions per week. We do offer classes for those who have completed the 6 week beginner programme where we specifically include a LPF flow combined with other styles like Pilates, Yoga and toning.
Yes it will. By working the core muscles eccentrically and concentrically the shape of your middle does change, learning to self-correct your posture can really show off these changes. You will be training muscles that are also responsible for the resting tone of your core / abdominal wall and so will stay working even at rest without you having to consciously “pull” your tummy in.
No. Kegels targets the voluntary muscles of your core (you have to consciously think of squeezing/activating the muscles). LPF targets primarily the involuntary muscles of the core. The Involuntary muscles are the muscles that work automatically when you cough, sneeze or jump. By doing LPF you re-train these muscles to work without you having to think about them…thus in it’s resting tone.
Three great reason to choose starting with LPF before entering any other exercise or fitness programme?
- LPF are both an excellent deep abdominal rehab program and an exercise program that will enhance all other forms of exercise and activity
- LPF teaches you to be a student of your own body and is one of very few programs that targets the automatic response of your core
- Easy to maintain, long term results on your own or in one of our classes, without any equipment
LPF is only a prerequisite for the CoreMaintenance group. This is where we build on the CoreBalance for Beginners group so LPF forms a very big part of the structure of the class. Those who have not done the Beginner phase will not have an understanding of the technique and won’t be able to follow the group.
Although LPF is not a prerequisite for the other styles, I always recommend starting off with the Beginner phase as it gives you a sound foundation regarding posture, breath and core function.
We focus on matwork and offer small groups, private and semi-private Pilates options.
The prerequisites for Pilates is an assessment where we
- Assess your posture and discuss injuries and
- Go through the Pilates technical basics and principles.
If you have done the CoreBalance for Beginners you don’t need an assessment.
Currently we only offer two Yoga classes. One on a Tuesday morning 10am-11am and another on a Wednesday afternoon at 18:30-19:30. Both classes are Vinyasa style. Click here for more information on the style and booking
Following the CoreBalance for Beginners and CoreMaintenance groups are great choices for pregnant women. LPF/Hypopressives will help you maintain good circulation and posture, while keeping your body strong.
Pregnant moms are welcome to fall in with all the other styles. Our groups are small so we cater for all needs, ages, phases and stages in life.
CoreBalance for Beginners is the best starting point for all postpartum women. This balances the core-pelvic floor, posture and breathing. The programme provides a super safe foundation so all new moms can start with or return to their fitness programmes or join any of our classes safely.
We know there is a need and developed Movement for 60’s and over classes. In this class we cater specifically to improve posture, breathing, flexibility, balance and overall toning combined with emotional and social rejuvenation. The class draws from various techniques, like Pilates, Yoga, Low Pressure Fitness and more. The class is 45 minutes long and promises to be gentle, but also challenging enough to build strength and endurance. This is for men and women.
If you prefer coming to 1 or 2 sessions per week or to set classes you can sign up for the monthly options.
As we have many clients who either work flexible hours, night shifts, mom’s who sometimes need to be flexible due to babies needs or clients who travel for work a lot we decided to offer the bundles. Here you buy a block or set amount of sessions which is valid for 3 months. We will inform you either when your sessions are running low and you need to top-up or if your 3 months are about to expire.
Yes, you can. Note that you cannot reschedule bookings less than 12 hours before the start of the scheduled activity.
Please wear comfortable clothing: Yoga leggings or comfy pants.
Loose fitting tops/tank tops with a psortsbra or tank top with built-in support.
Men can wear comfortable shorts or long pants with t-shirt/top/no top
Bring some water.
We encourage barefeet during our sessions. You are welcome to wear socks.
For the TaeBo you are welcome to wear trainers.
Please bring a towel.